Per Kirkeby 1938 - 2018

Vertegenwoordigd door:

Galerie Ron Mandos

Per Kirkeby was een van de meest gerenommeerde kunstenaars van zijn generatie. Zijn veelzijdige oeuvre bestaat uit grote kleurrijke schilderijen, kleine bronzen en grote baksteensculpturen; hij maakte films en schreef poëzie, essays en reisboeken. Kirkeby werkte in de jaren 1960 met Fluxus kunstenaars Joseph Beuys en Nam June Paik en sloot zich aan bij de avantgardistische Experimentele Kunstschool van Kopenhagen (‘Eks-Skolen’). Kirkeby studeerde geologie en werd in zijn werk sterk beïnvloed door zijn expedities naar Groenland. De donkere kleuren samen met het heldere licht van het Noordse landschap staan centraal in Kirkeby’s oeuvre. Kirkeby vertegenwoordigde Denemarken op de Biënnale van Venetië in 1976 en nam deel aan Documenta VII en IX. Grote overzichtstentoonstellingen hebben plaatsgevonden in belangrijke instellingen zoals het Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle Bern; Whitechapel Art Gallery, Londen; Museum Ludwig, Keulen en het Louisiana Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk. Zijn werk is te vinden in tal van openbare collecties, waaronder Tate Modern, Londen; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MoMA, New York, en Centre Pompidou, Parijs.

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EDUCATION 1957-64 Studies Geology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1962 Experimental Art School, Copenhagen, Denmark 1964 PhD in Natural History and Arctic quaternary geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark BIOGRAPHY 1958 Participates in an expedition to Narssak, Greenland, which is followed by further expeditions in the 1970s to Greenland, Central America and the Arctic 1962 Studies at the Experimental Art School in Copenhagen in the areas of painting, graphic arts, film and performance 1964 Graduates from University of Copenhagen First exhibition of drawings and collages 1965 First solo exhibition at ‘Den Frie Udstillings-bygning’, Copenhagen Receives a three-year scholarship from the State Art Foundation Publishes his first book of poems 1966 Publishes a volume of poems titled ‘Copyright’ Performs with Joseph Beuys, Bengt af Klintberg, Henning Christiansen, Björn Nörgaard Travels to New York 1967 Performs in New York with Nam June Paik and Charloote Moorman Publishes his first novel ‘2,15’ Performs with Immendorff and Nörgaard in Aachen 1968 Publishes a volume of poems and collected essays about art titled ‘Billedforklaringer’ 1971 Travels to Central America to Study Mayan art and architecture 1973 Finishes his first brick sculpture in Ikast, Jutland, Denmark 1974 First exhibition at Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Publishes ‘Fliegende Blätter’ 1975 Retrospective of works on paper in the graphic department of the Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen Exhibition of drawings in Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Hoevikodden, Denmark 1977 Solo exhibition in the Museum Folkwang, Essen, featuring paintings, brick sculptures and artist’s books 1978 Professorship at the Academy of Art, Karlsruhe 1979 Purchases a house on the island Laeso in the Kattegat Bay, northeast of the Danish mainland 1981 Completes volume of essays titled ‘Bravura’ 1982 Appointed member of the Danish Academy of Literature Guest artist of the DAAD, Berlin 1985 A.R. Penck publishes a volume of ‘Kräter und Wolke’ dedicated to Per Kirkeby, with drawings by Kirkeby 1986 Travels to Australia 1988 Publishes books of essays on Delacroix, Manet and Picasso 1989 Professorship at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main 1990 Receives Art Award of the NORD/LB (North State Bank) 1992 Designs a stamp for the Danish post 1994 Publishes ‘Fieldbook’ 1996 Winner of the Coutts Prize, Vienna 1999 Designs the scenery, décor, and costumes for the New York City Ballet’s production of the Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’, New York 2000 Provides eight large bronze sculptures for the Bundesratsgebäude, Berlin Winner of the ‘Wilhelm Hansen Fondenshaederpris’ (Copenhagen) for his stage production of ‘Swan Lake’ 2007 Designs sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet’s production of Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France 'Per Kirkeby: Machines for Light and Shadow', Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark 2017 ‘Per Kirkeby, Sculptures en brique’, Palais des études, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, France ‘Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Bronzes from the 80’s’, Michael Werner Gallery, London, UK ‘Per Kirkeby’, Close-up, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 ‘Per Kirkeby et la région polaire’, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France ‘Per Kirkeby, images gravées du grand nord’, Musée des Beaux-arts de Caen, Caen, France ‘Per Kirkeby komplet. Det raderede livsværk’, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby. Backstein: Skulptur und Architektur’, KUB Sammlungsschaufenster, Bregenz, Austria 2014 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Bronze, Drypoint, Wood’, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany ‘Die Sammlung im Fokus. Künstlerräume von Nolde bis Kirkeby’, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby’, Kunsthalle Giessen, Giessen, Germany 2013 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Galerie Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark ‘Presentation: Per Kirkeby. Over Paintings’, Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculptures 1964-2010’, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. New Paintings’, Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne, Germany 2012 ‘Per Kirkeby - Samlingen’, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby’, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel, Belgium ‘Per Kirkeby. Maler - Forscher - Bildhauer - Poet’, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Neue Masonite’, Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Germany ‘Kirkeby Epiphany’, NCG Glyptothek Kopenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture 1964-2010’, The Phillips Collection, Washington, USA 2011 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Galerie Michael Werner, Köln, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby’, Thomas Knöll Galerie, Basel, Switzerland ‘Per Kirkeby’, Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, NY, USA 2010 ‘Per Kirkeby - Hansentryk’, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby - Zeichnungen’, Galerie Fred Jahn, München, Germany 2009 ‘Per Kirkeby. Retrospektive’, Tate Modern, London, UK; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby – Masonite und Modelle’, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain 2008 ‘Per Kirkeby. Drawings, Watercolors and Graphic Works’, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby. Retrospektive’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby. Tavler & Skulpturer’, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 ‘Per Kirkeby. Figur’, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway ‘Per Kirkeby. Neue Bilder’, Julius Werner, Berlin; Galerie Michael Werner, Köln, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby’, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA ‘Per Kirkeby. Solo exhibition’, Zendai MoMa, Shanghai, China ‘Per Kirkeby. Natures mortes’, Michael Werner at Galerie de France, Paris, France ‘Per Kirkeby’, Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, NY, USA 2006 ‘Per Kirkeby. Prototypen der Natur’, Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Figur’, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany 2005 ‘Per Kirkeby’, L. A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, USA ‘Per Kirkeby. Die Wiederentdeckung von Byzanz. Malerei 1985 – 2005’, Museum für religiöse Kunst, Lemvig / The Faroe Islands Museum, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark ‘New paintings on masonite by Per Kirkeby’, Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, NY, USA 2004 ‘Per Kirkeby - Retrospettiva dei Disegni’, Accademia Tedesca in Roma, Villa Massimo, Roma ‘Per Kirkeby - Natur und Gestalt. Retrospektive der Zeichnungen und Aquarelle’, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany ‘Frescoes’, Geological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark 2003 ‘Per Kirkeby. Dreimal werden’, Rupertinum Salzburg, Austria ‘Per Kirkeby - Natur und Gestalt. Retrospektive der Zeichnungen und Aquarelle’, Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany 2002 ‘Per Kirkeby. Monotypes’, University Art Gallery, University Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, USA ‘Per Kirkeby 122 x 122 – Maleri på Masonit’, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark ‘DC: Per Kirkeby. 122 x 122 - Gemälde auf Masonit’, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany 2001 ‘Kirkeby. Zeichnungen des Bildhauers’, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Monotypien, Masonite, Bronzen’, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg, Luxembourg ‘Per Kirkeby’, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Island 2000 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg «Per Kirkeby. Die Karlsruher Jahre», im Hallenbau A, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe 1999 ‘Per Kirkeby. Schwarze Bilder und Bronzen’, Museumsberg Flensburg, Städtische Museen und Sammlungen für den Landesteil Schleswig, Schleswig, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby: Recent Paintings’, Knoedler & Company, New York City, NY, USA ‘Per Kirkeby. Holzschnitte 1980 - 1999’, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany 1998 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Tate Gallery, London, UK ‘Per Kirkeby. Architectones et Dessins’, Galerie de France, Paris, France ‘Per Kirkeby. Panorama’, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby. Die Bronzen’, Kunstbau der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Bild, Zeichnung, Skulptur’, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany 1997 ‘Per Kirkeby - Malerier og skulpturer’, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway ‘Per Kirkeby. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen’, Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Terrakotten’, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Bilder und Skulpturen’, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany 1996 ‘Per Kirkeby. Peintures 1992 - 1996’, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Centre d’art contemporain, Cajarc, France ‘Per Kirkeby’, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA 1995 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Galleryism, Seoul, China ‘Per Kirkeby’, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France 1994 ‘Per Kirkeby. Imagens Posteriores’, Fundaçao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil ‘Per Kirkeby - Masonites’, Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, NY, USA ‘Per Kirkeby - Feldbuch’, Graphische Räume, Galerie Michael Werner, Köln, Germany ‘Per Kirkeby. Oberazy a Sochy / Paintings and Sculptures at the National Gallery in Prague’, Sternbersky Palác, National Gallery of Prag, Prague, Czech Republic 1993 ‘L’architecture dans l’oeuvre de Per Kirkeby’, Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg 1992 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France ‘Border Crossings. Fourteen Scandinavian Artists’, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK 1991 ‘Per Kirkeby. Pinturas y Esculturas’, Galeria Gamarra y Garrigues, Madrid, Spain ‘Per Kirkeby: paintings and drawings’, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA ‘Per Kirkeby. Bilder’, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany 1990 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark 1989 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Cleto Polcina artemoderna, Roma, Italy ‘Per Kirkeby. Pintures i esculturas’, IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain ‘Per Kirkeby. Werke 1983-1988’, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Germany 1988 ‘Per Kirkeby. Schilderijen, sculpturen en modellen in brons/Peintures, Sculptures et modèles en bronze’, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brüssel, Belgium 1985 ‘Per Kirkeby. Paintings, Sculpture, Films’, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland ‘Per Kirkeby. Recent Painting & Sculpture’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK 1984 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Musée d’Art Moderne de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France ‘Per Kirkeby. Übermalungen 1964-84’, Kunstraum München, München, Germany ‘Uit het Noorden. Edvard Munch, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby’, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands ‘von hier aus’, Messegelände, Düsseldorf, Germany ‘An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture’, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA 1983 Galerie Heinrich Erhardt, Madrid, Spain ‘Per Kirkeby. Bilder von 1983’, Galerie Michael Werner, Köln, Germany 1981 ‘A New Spirit in Painting’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK ‘Malerei in Deutschland’, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brüssel, Belgium 1980 Galerie Fred Jahn, München, Germany Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1979 ‘Per Kirkeby’, Kunsthalle Bern und Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Bern, Germany 1977 ‘Per Kirkeby. Fliegende Blätter’, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 1976 Galerie Cheap Thrills, Museumsaustellungen, Helsinki, Finland Ribe Museum, Ribe, Denmark 1974 ‘Udstilling af et museum’, Haderslev Museum, Haderslev, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby’, Galerie Michael Werner, Köln, Germany 1972 ‘Karlsons Klister 1’, Daner Galleriet, Copenhagen, Denmark Gentofte Kunstbibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark 1969 ‘malerier, bl.a. 3 fløjede maleri, nu Brunlund skolen, Åbenrå’, Jysk Kunstgalerie, Copenhagen, Denmark 1968 ‘Per Kirkeby. Malerier’, Jysk Kunstgalerie, Copenhagen, Denmark ‘Per Kirkeby’, Fyns Stiftsmuseum, Odense, Denmark SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 Karneval der Tiere', Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland 'As Far as the Eye Can See', Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany 'Detour', Artipelag, Gustavsberg, Sweden 'Starry Nights', Arken Museum of modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark 2017 'KölnSkulptur #9, La Fin de Babylone, Mich wundert, dass ich so frölich bin!', Skulpturenpark Kölnn, Cologne, Germany 2013 ‘Macht/ Wahn/ Vision. Der Turm und urbaneGiganten in der Skulptur’, Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany ‘Penck, Lüpertz, Kirkeby: L’expression gravée’, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France ‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK ‘Gebrannte Erde’, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Luxemburg ‘Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya – Die Erschütterung der Sinne’, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, Germany ‘Structures of Nature. Franz Marc und Per Kirkeby: Druckgraphik’, Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany ‘Gestochen scharf – Meisterblätter von Dürer bis Kirkeby’, Kramer Museum, Kempen, Germany ‘Ninehoundredseventy. The Toni Gerber Collection’, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland ‘Figurative Art from Scandinavia’, Die Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany AWARDS AND HONORS 2011 Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 2003 Herbert-Boeckl-Preis 1996 Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award 1993 Ars Fennica Award of the Henna 1993 Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation Prize PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Tate Modern, London, UK Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA Centre Pompidou, Paris, France TALKS AND CLASSES Art Academy, Karlsruhe, Germany Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany